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  • Blog Post: Warhammer 40K Dawn Of War Series Is Free To Try On Steam This Weekend

    There are a ton of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games coming out soon, but two of the best have been out for some time. Relic Entertainment’s Dawn of War real-time strategy series is free to try on Steam this weekend. You can play both Dawn of War and Dawn of War II (and all their expansions... More
  • Blog Post: Nordic Games: Authenticity Of Darksiders II PS4 Retail Listing Is ‘Unquestionable’

    It’s not uncommon these days for games to be revealed via errant retailer listing. Unlike many of those situations though, the listing in question hasn’t been pulled and the publisher is handling it with humor. A listing for Vigil's Darksiders II Definitive Edition for PlayStation 4 has... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Today Is Your Last Day To Get MX Vs. ATV Alive Via Games With Gold

    We’ve reached the halfway point for the month of January. That means that today is your last day for the first Xbox Live Games with Gold title of the month. MX vs. ATV Alive was developed by Rainbow Studios and released in 2011 by THQ. We had mixed feelings about it in our review, which you can... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed Creator Working On "Historical" Triple-A Game

    Patrice Désilets, who created the Assassin's Creed franchise at Ubisoft, sent out a newsletter today confirming that he's working on a new triple-A game. The newsletter was sent to gamers who signed up the newsletter of Panache Digital Games, the new studio Désilets founded with... More
  • Blog Post: EA Sports UFC Is The Next Free Game On EA Access

    Attempting to keep pace with PlayStation Plus and Microsoft’s Games With Gold services, Electronic Arts continues to add titles to its EA Access game subscription service. The latest title in the lineup is EA Sports UFC, the first entry in the UFC franchise since EA acquired it from THQ in 2012... More
  • Blog Post: Red Faction: Guerrilla Ditches Games For Windows Live, Now On Steam With Improvements

    The Games for Windows Live exodus continues, as another title jumps ship for Steam. Red Faction: Guerrilla, published by THQ and now under new management at Nordic Games, has arrived on Valve’s platform with enhancements. In addition to minor (but fun) updates like achievements and Steam Trading... More
  • Blog Post: Nordic Games Finishes Acquisition Of de Blob Franchise

    Today, Austrian publisher Nordic Games announced that it has acquired the de Blob IP from defunct publisher/developer THQ. Last April, according to court filings Nordic bid $4.9 million for "substantially" all of THQ's IP (with exceptions like Homeworld , which went to Gearbox). de Blob... More
  • Blog Post: Nordic Games To Publish Under THQ Trademark

    After buying many assets like Darksiders and Red Faction in THQ’s bankruptcy auction in 2013, Nordic Games has now acquired the THQ trademark. In an interview with Polygon, Nordic Games general manager Klemens Kruezer said the studio recently bought the THQ trademark in a standalone deal outside... More
  • Blog Post: Naughty Dog Founder Jason Rubin Joins Oculus Rift

    Today, Oculus Rift announced that Naughty Dog founder and former THQ executive Jason Rubin has joined the company. Rubin will be leading Oculus Rift’s first-party content development for the VR headset. In a post on Oculus’ website, Rubin said, “There have only been a handful of times... More
  • Blog Post: Creative Director Says We May Not Have Seen The Last Of Darksiders

    Nordic Games cleaned up at THQ's IP auctions last April, snatching up dozens of titles , from All Star Cheer Squad to You Don't Know Jack. One of the higher-profile franchises the publisher acquired was Darksiders, which has left fans of the post-apocalyptic series wondering about its future... More
  • Blog Post: Tomonobu Itagaki’s Devil’s Third Is Nearly Complete And On Track For 2014

    Five years ago, Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki left Tecmo Koei. Along with other members of Team Ninja, he formed Valhalla Game Studios. The team’s first title, Devil’s Third has had some stumbles, but Itagaki says it’s 80 percent complete and planned for release in 2014. Devil’s... More
  • Blog Post: Former THQ President Jason Rubin Has Mixed Feelings About Nintendo

    Naughty Dog co-founder and THQ's last president during its operation, Jason Rubin, has some thoughts about the future of Nintendo. His sentiments come during a financially challenging year for the House of Mario, but one marked by a number of stellar titles. "Nintendo is irrelevant as a hardware... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Sues Over Licensing Agreement, Demands All Profits From EA's UFC Game

    THQ might be a shell of its former publishing glory, but the corporation still exists. It's sole purpose is to see the remaining assets divested and as many creditors repaid as possible through the remainder of the bankruptcy . That entity has filed a lawsuit against EA and UFC owner Zuffa, Inc.... More
  • Blog Post: Nordic Games Plans The Future Of THQ's Titles

    Back in April, Nordic Games walked away from the second THQ intellectual property auction $4.9 million poorer, but dozens of properties richer. Included in the publisher's haul are Darksiders, Titan Quest, and the console distribution rights to two Double Fine digital titles (Costume Quest and Stacking... More
  • Blog Post: Saints Row IV Sells One Million, Triples PC Sales Of Third Entry

    It's been just over a week since Saints Row IV was unleashed onto an unsuspecting world. In that time, publisher Deep Silver and developer Volition have put their purple product in the hands of over one million people. Furthermore, PC sales in the first week tripled those of Saints Row: The Third... More
  • Blog Post: Liquidation Bankruptcy Approval Granted To THQ

    THQ has been granted approval of its liquidation bankruptcy plan. This means that this is very likely the last we will hear of THQ. THQ began liquidating its assets earlier this year, auctioning off its properties , and was officially closed by the end of January. All that's left now is for THQ to... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Look Inside The Offices Of 4A Games

    Earlier today, former THQ president Jason Rubin shared his perspective on 4A Games and its recent critical hit Metro: Last Light. As you might recall, the title was to be published by the now-defunct THQ and was picked up for completion and distribution by Deep Silver for $5.8 million. In his story on... More
  • Blog Post: Another Ubisoft Creative Is Let Go

    The casualties mount for those brought over from Ubisoft's acquisition of THQ Montreal . Today Jean-Francois Bolvin, a producer on the Assassin's Creed franchise before he moved over to THQ was let go. Bolvin's departure was tweeted by friend and colleague Patrice Désilets, whose employment... More
  • Blog Post: Patrice Désilets Departing Ubisoft Once Again

    [Update] Ubisoft has provided the following statement to Game Informer, but has declined to specifically address the status of the projects in question (1666 and Underdog). The acquisition of THQ Montréal in January allowed Ubisoft to welcome 170 experienced developers, including Patrice Désilets... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Auction Results: Nordic Games Publishing Purchases Most, Homeworld to Gearbox

    [Update] Thanks to the official court filing, we now have additional information about how the bidding process was concluded. Nordic Games Publishing did not bid piecemeal on the IPs they eventually acquired. Rather, their accepted bid of $4.9 million was for "substantially all the IP." Given... More
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